The word “tolerate” is most often used about people or behaviors we don’t particularly like, but put up with for the sake of harmony. It’s the “I can live with it” standard. For me, identifying aspects of my work that I tolerate means identifying opportunities for change!
Despite all the hilarious mishaps and shenanigans in each episode of the BBC sitcom W1a, the scenes that I found most painfully to watch were the management team meetings, usually in response to a totally avoidable PR crisis. These scenes help me put together a series of tips you can use to ensure productive and painless meetings every time!
This winter I was on a big BBC kick, and a few series left me with more substantial takeaways than just their pure entertainment value. They’ve also inspired some interesting insights into honest communication, strategies for productive meetings, and beneficial management practices.
Whether you have resolved to lose 5 pounds, stop taking your iPhone to bed, or finally declutter the attic, we all use the start of a new year to set personal growth goals for the 12 months ahead.
But have you ever done the same for your workplace?
This week I discuss whether people pleasers is the office are ultimately helpful or harmful, and make the case for why it makes sense to be wary of people pleasers in your office.
As someone who has worked from home part- or full-time for almost a decade, I learned firsthand how much better I work from a designated office space in the home, rather than sitting at the dining room table or on the couch. I recently learned, however, that there are ways you can set up and decorate your home work space to even further enhance your at-home work experience!
For every story I hear of someone finding a magic productivity app that seemed to add hours to his or her day, I hear at least three of someone buying software or downloading an app that was never used.....or worse.